So my supplies list is awful. I didn't measure anything so I can only guess. You can alter this to taste. I don't like pb but my kids and bf do so that's what I used. Ps you don't need olive oil lol
I made these from a mix but you could use premade dough or even store bought cookies. These are chocolate chip.
Mix your frosting and peanut butter. I did about 1 1/2 parts frosting to 1 part peanut butter. I didn't know how much I'd need so I started with about 3/4 can of frosting and 1/2 a jar pb.
Adjust it to taste. I wound up adding a little more pb for my boyfriend. This is how it looked, about 3 shades lighter than original pb.
If you baked your cookies like I did let them cool and put them in a bowl or food processor. I tried crunchy and soft cookies, crunchy was better.
While waiting for the cookies to cool prepare a delicious dinner!! McCormick has this amazing peppercorn medley, the Kroger brand is just as good and way cheaper.
Mmmm yummy, nothing guide-worthy but delicious none the less!!
I made two batches of cookies so they took a while to all cool. I put my kids to bed ( and yes this is how I shamelessly show them off to the general public... They are after all very very cute lol)
Okay back to cookie pops. Crumble or process your cookies. Times like these is sell my left arm for a food processor. Make sure there are no big chunks. I found it helped to press cookies together.
A bit too many big chunks but it should look similar to this. I think I crushed more after I took this picture.
Add about half your mix. Since we didn't really measure we don't wanna add too much.
I used my hands to kneed it all together, I wound up using all that I'd made. It could have used s tad bit more but I wanted to still taste the cookies. It shouldn't fall fall apart when you roll it
You're going to need s small bowl of water now, I used warm but I imagine it doesn't matter much. Also you'll need s cookie sheet and tin foil or similar items, such as a pizza pan and parchment.
Dip your fingers in the water and wet both hands a little. Take a large pinch off your mix and roll it into a ball. If its too dry or starts to fall apart add a little more water to your fingers.
When you're all done take a pop stick and make a hole in each ball. No more than 3/4 of the way through. Most of mine were about half way. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Just before you're ready to take your balls out, melt about 1/4 to 1/3 of the bag of candy melts into a tallish thinish mug or cup. You want it deep enough to cover 1/4 of the stick.
The infamous microwave timer picture. It's like the duck face and girls on Facebook! Lol I make myself laugh. Anyway I did the melts for the stick in the microwave. Directions on thd bag.
Yak your balls out of the fridge and dip you first stick in the candy melt.
Now insert into the holes. Don't mess with them once they're in, this will act as a glue and needs to set.
When you're all through put them in the fridge for at least 30 more minutes.
Before you take them out melt the rest if your candy melts in a double boiler. If you can use a wide bowl do you have room to swirl. I left my stove on very low while I coated them do it didn't seize.
Also get your foam ready. I went to the 1$ store and bought floral foam and covered it in a shopping bag. It worked great.
I didn't get a pic, hold your pop by the stick (if it falls off its not ready) and starting at the top of the ball dip and swirl your pop to cost it. I swirled mine against the side to get off excess
Once you're all done put them in the fridge for at least an hour. I ran out of chocolate do I mixed up more pb and frosting, melted it and used that. It worked like a charm.
When they are completely set drizzle them with melted pb, and enjoy or pop then back in the fridge for 30 minutes to let the pb harden up. Mmmmm yummy!
Make them for birthdays, holidays or road trips (if you can keep them from melting). Also try different combinations! Sugar cookies and peppermint frosting maybe or gingers naps and cream cheese!
The possibilities are vast, let me know you're ideas!! Thanks for reading my first food guide 😃